GP Monaco, commenti post qualifiche–28/05/2016
Monaco Grand Prix – “Many things happen here”
Kimi looking forward to ‘right calls’ in the race
The whole weekend has been quite tricky, but this morning the car felt a bit better and for qualifying we improved even more. For sure we did the right things, but we struggled to make the tires work as we wanted; they were too much on the edge of the grip, the rear was slipping or the front was sliding and in a track like this when you don’t have a consistent good grip you lose a lot of time because of that. Obviously we are not happy of where we end up and the penalty due to the gearbox change for sure doesn’t help, but we’ll try to make the best out of it. We cannot predict what will happen tomorrow, for sure the race it’s not going to be easy, but usually many things happen here, we’ll try to get the most, to do the right calls in case of Safety Car and to take the right decisions.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen gets grid penalty for Monaco Grand Prix
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is to receive a five-place grid penalty for this weekend’s Formula 1 grand prix in Monaco.
The team has confirmed Raikkonen was handed a new gearbox prior to qualifying around the streets of the principality, so incurring the five-place demotion.
Raikkonen was considerably off the pace in final practice, finishing nine tenths of a second slower than team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who led the way with a lap of 1m14.650s.
It was later discovered Raikkonen’s gearbox had sustained damage during the 60-minute session, resulting in the change.
At a circuit where grid position is paramount, the change is a severe blow to the Finn’s chances of a podium place on Sunday.